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Hover Flies

A Hover Flies, or Flower Flies, are prolific pollinators in the garden.

Other invertebrates Bushland Frog Ponds Heathland Urban Pollinators

Noongar Names: Not known

Scientific Name: family Syrphidae

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Threats: Not applicable

Will they visit?: Hover flies are common in home gardens

Natural Distribution: Common and widespread throughout the South West and Perth region

Habitat at a Glance

See Habitat Guide for more detail

Shelter: Atop flowers and leaves

Diet: Pollen, nectar, and aphids

Water: Not required

ReWild Benefit: Pollination and pest control

ReWild Benefits

Hover Flies are pollinators and help to drive a more connected ecosystem across the landscape. Their young provide pest control in the garden. If you see one in your backyard, you can record your sighting on the Atlas of Living Australia and help scientists monitor there population and distribution.



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